Don't Know Much about the American Presidents

Version: Unabridged
Author: Kenneth C. Davis , Kirby Heyborne
Narrator: Arthur Morey
Genres: North America
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Published In: September 2012
# of Units: 19 CDs
Length: 7 hours, 20 minutes
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For more than twenty years since his "New York Times" bestseller "Don't Know Much About(R) History "first appeared, Davis has shown that Americans don't hate history, just the dull version dished out in school.
Now Davis turns his attention to what is arguably the most important and most fascinating subject in American history: our presidents. From the heated debates over executive powers through the curious election of George Washington in 1789 and, for more than 200 years, up through the meteoric rise of Barack Obama, the presidency has been at the heart of American history. From the low lights to the bright lights, from the intellectuals to the disasters, from the memorable to the forgettable and forgotten, Davis tells all the stories. He uses his entertaining question-and-answer style to chart the history of the presidency itself as well as debunk the myths of America's leaders and recount the real stories of these very real people.
For history buffs and history-phobes alike, this entertaining audiobook is packed with memorable facts that will change your understanding of the highest office in the land and the men who have occupied it.

Reviews (1)


Written by John on May 13th, 2014

  • Book Rating: 3/5

The narrators are good, but several words were mispronounced. The city of Bladensburg is pronounced, "blade - ens - burg", not "blad - ens - burg". I know, because I grew up in Bladensburg. John Quincy Adams middle name is pronounced, "quin - see", no "quin - zee".

Author Details

Author Details

Davis, Kenneth C.

Kenneth C. Davis is the bestselling author of "America's Hidden History" and "Don't Know Much About(R) History", which spent thirty-five consecutive weeks on the "New York Times" bestseller list, has sold nearly 1.6 million copies, and gave rise to his phenomenal "Don't Know Much About(R)" series for adults and children. He lives in New York City and Dorset, Vermont.

Heyborne, Kirby

Lynsay Sands is the nationally bestselling author of the Argeneau/Rogue Hunter vampire series, as well as numerous historical novels and anthologies. She's been writing stories since grade school and considers herself incredibly lucky to be able to make a career out of it. Her hope is that readers can get away from their everyday stress through her stories, and if there are occasional uncontrollable fits of laughter, that's just a big bonus.